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Hey guys, so i've been wondering if voltage or heat damages a CPU over time. The reason i ask is because my e6600 takes a lot of vcore voltage to overclock past 3.4 (1.48+) but at the same time it stays very cool at high voltage; I have never seen it get above 50 C load even at 1.52 vcore. So is it safe to run at that high of a vcore if my temps stay low? How will it affect the lifetime of my CPU?
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post #2 of 17
While it does affect the life of your CPU slightly, high voltages do not reduce CPU life significantly, unless it's just plain silly. The lifespan of the CPU is long long enough that you'll probably be long rid of it before the voltage started to be an issue.
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Chances are you will have a new cpu by the time anything happens, unless your being ridiculous
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Since CPU's last quite along time, the amount that upping the voltage will shorten the life span isn't really noticable usually.

I believe usually the temps will get out of control and damage your CPU before the volts do much, unless you got phase or something. On air cooling I would just raise the volts as high as your temps will allow lol (60c load is a good number IMO).
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post #5 of 17
Both heat and high voltages damage your CPU and overclocking shortens your CPU's lifespan.
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post #6 of 17
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any idea how long a conroe will last at 1.5 vcore and below 50 c?
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Umm, I really have no clue, but I can gaurentee you will have a new one by the time it dies. My complete guess would be idk, 7years??
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
Umm, I really have no clue, but I can gaurentee you will have a new one by the time it dies. My complete guess would be idk, 7years??
ive heard it decreases the cpu's lifetime by 2-3 years, depending on how much voltage you give it.. but idk avg CPUs lifetime..
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ive heard it decreases the cpu's lifetime by 2-3 years, depending on how much voltage you give it.. but idk avg CPUs lifetime..
I mean, really 7 years is a long time for a CPU, where were we 7 years ago. Its probably more like 10ish years. But like i said, you will probably have a C4O, Core 4 Octacore, by the time it dies
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post #10 of 17
C4O, screw that.

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